Single lottery ticket sold in New Jersey wins 521 mln United States dollars jackpot

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The jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery climbed to $521 million, but no victor was immediately announced early on Saturday for a pot that surpassed the half-billion-dollar mark for the fourth time in the game's history, the lottery said. $656 million, Mega Millions, March 30, 2012 (three tickets, from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland) 4. "A lot of outside people coming in".

There hasn't been a jackpot victor since January. It typically takes Mega Millions about two hours to process all the tickets and announce if someone won.

The victor has the choice between a $521 million annuity or a lump sum of $317 million, NJ.com reported.

One ticket each with five numbers, but missing the Mega number, were sold in OH and Texas.

The victor can choose to receive the whopping $521 million jackpot in staggered payments over a 29-year period, or take a $317 million (£266 million) lump sum in one go.

They appear on a single ticket sold at a Lukoil gas station in Riverdale, New Jersey, the New Jersey Lottery said on Twitter. According to CBS, the odds of winning the $521 million prize were 302.5 million to one.

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Riverdale is in northeastern New Jersey, about 30 miles outside of New York City.

That means the drawing on Tuesday, Apr. 3 will be worth $40 million with a cash option of $24 million.

No one has captured the prize since January 5.

The lottery agency has yet to disclose where the ticket was sold.

It's the 10th-largest lottery jackpot in the country. Mega Millions tickets are sold in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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